The National Immigration Service of Panama may deport and order the prevention of entry into the national territory for foreigners under any of the following circumstances:
- Entering the country in an irregular manner, except for exceptions established in special laws.
- Remaining in an undocumented or irregular manner within the national territory of Panama..
- Engaging in conduct contrary to morality and good customs.
- Threatening public security, national defense, and public health in Panama.
- Having served a prison sentence.
- Engaging in any other activity as determined by the law.
Before ordering deportation, the immigration authority of Panama shall:
- Verify the existence of the facts that motivate it..
- Allow the foreigner to present their defense, either in person or through a lawyer..
- Respect the human rights and fundamental guarantees of the foreigner.
- Order detention.
- Personally notify the resolution ordering detention.
- Ensure the preservation of the best interests of minors and the family unit.
If you need to speak with a Panamanian immigration lawyer, please contact us.